Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Why does Kamuntu want a private investor in UWA-Kasese deal?

Editor:On monday, New Vision published a story entitled "UWA,Kasese deal flops. I am surprised by the decision of the tourism minister, Ephraim Kamuntu. The Kasese District Local Government is a corporate entity that has identified ways of raising funds locally. According to the Uganda wild Authority, shs 1b was identified but the tourism minister has advised to instead look for a provate investor. Following the trends in the private sector promotion and investment in Uganda, why has the Minister zeroed on this alternative instead of letting UWA and Kasese district handle the deal as already planned? I strongly believe that this project would bring hope to the district which is struggling to improve on it's local revenue collection.

The minister should inform the people of Kasese why this deal could not be executed without involving a private investor.

 Jimmy B.Odyek
 source: New vision, wednesday August 15th 2012 page 17.